The rules of walking in Rookhope are: Buy your Mars bar at Salah's shop. Have a cup of coffee afterwards with Ken and Scott in the Inn. Leave your car for service at Barry's garage while you're away. Drop your litter in Stanhope - as if they'd notice. Vote for John Shuttleworth. In…
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Hello, In 1818 times were hard in Weardale as the price for lead was low in the markets and so the wages the lead miners were receiving for their hard and dangerous work was not enough for them or their families to survive on. Around them they could see plentiful game, such as the moorhens and…
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Rookhope along with much of the Weardale was once a major industrial centre. At this time the mining of lead, iron and fluorspar was very important to the economy of the Dales. The mines, smelt works and railways dominated the landscape and shaped the people. At one time the Front Street was lined…
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Rookhope along with much of the Weardale was once a major industrial centre. At this time the mining of lead, iron and fluorspar was very important to the economy of the Dales. The mines, smelt works and railways dominated the landscape and shaped the people. At one time the Front Street was lined…
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Do you know how to Strip the Willow or do the Dosey Doe? Have you ever fancied meeting the Gay Gordon’s and tying yourself up in knots? If so, then why not join the members of the Weardale Ceilidh dancers at St John’s Chapel, Village Hall, on the first and last Tuesday of each month, 19.30 to 21 hrs…
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Rookhope is situated on the C2C cycle route which means that for most of the year, there are many cyclists passing through. This is particularly so during the warmer summer months. Many of the cyclists choose to stay in Rookhope over night. One of the popular places to stay is the Barrington…
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